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. that's not nice. john backus is a venture capitalist at new atlantic ventures in d.c. and we did reach out to oracle earlier today for a response on mr. ellison's travel schedule, but we've yet to hear back from the company. john fortt, fill us in on this story. >> well, i think ms. catz has a point here, but maybe the sales team wasn't thrown under the bus. i think they've been in a way under the bus for a while now. it's important to go back, back in june, the head of sales, keith block, left oracle. and one of the stories that i have heard today is i've kind of asked questions around this, is that oracle has still been transitioning the sales force, trying to go from selling mostly database to selling hardware and clad applications as well, and it kind of caught up to them. q4 is the time when the sales team really has to perform, if they're going to hit their annual quota. we really have to see if they show up in this case. i still think, though, they're going to have kinks to work out going forward because they're really trying to sell this suite of products in a whole different w
and elsewhere, the u.s. is trying to prevent one. our chief washington correspondent john harwood has the latest on the possible deficit reduction deal. hi, john. >> it's an interesting blend of confrontation and cooperation. call it a controlled battle because you've got the u.s. senate today taking up a bill to avert a government shutdown by sustaining government funding beyond march 27th. the house has already passed the bill. there are differences between the two chambers and the two parties on what they want to do to the effects of the the bill. it smoothed out some things. made it easier for the pentagon to adjust. the senate has other departments which it's trying to help. still some disagreements there. but they expect to be worked out by the end of the week. at the same time, there's a huge gap between the two long-term budget plans that the two parties are pushing. and john boehner over the weekend said, we're done with tax increases. he was repeating that position. the house white house responded, the senior adviser, saying no deal is possible as long as john boehner is in that place.
point. the objepposite from john rober. we believe a recession/economic slowdown is a possibility in the latter half of 2014 or early in 2015. some of the excesses that could cause a recession are beginning to build in the economy. another piece of data, the biggest problems facing our economy, taxes/regulation, 29%. i would say that's a victory given that europe is not in there for fear of recession is not in there. too much deficit reduction, 16%. slow job growth, 12%. too little deficit reduction, 10%. guys, these are more normal problems, i would say, than we've had in the past. the european financial crisis, u.s. financial crisis. sue, i would take a victory, yes, there are problems out there. >> i totally agree with you. it's the first time in a long time we haven't seen europe on a list like that. >> thank you, steve. >> absolutely. thanks, steve. >> sure. >> the markets here are a little lower, not all that much, though, given what we've had in headline risk this morning. dow jones industrial is down 38 points and s&p is off about 9. bob pisani is here to tell us what is g
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